Maybe you are confusing This with This ?
Hmm, possibly. But I only ever click the ‘Popular Files’ link via the ‘All Items’ tab. Maybe I was being a butterfingers in my frustration. Who knows. Either way, I can barely look at the popular items list right now. Makes me lose my equanimity.
AlumoAudio saidAre you sure man? Im still seeing your item on the 2nd row!
Well, I don’t know what’s going on now. Last night I noticed that one of the offending articles had been removed from the popular files page (and so they should be), and my item was moved back up to the second row. Offending items are now back on the list and my item moved back down to the third row. Talk about adding fire to Commissiongate. (thanks for coining that term Graham )
Nope, still on the 3rd row here. Now that’s just weird.
EDIT: Just completed a full cache reset on different browsers and still the same. I’m guessing this is server side. So I guess this suggests different people around the world see a completely different popular items list. Interesting.
Well, I don’t know what’s going on now. Last night I noticed that one of the offending articles had been removed from the popular files page (and so they should be), and my item was moved back up to the second row.
Offending items are now back on the list and my item moved back down to the third row. Talk about adding fire to Commissiongate. (thanks for coining that term Graham )
Incredible find Sasch! Consider it bookmarked!
Thanks for bringing this out in the open Benji. I also noticed this earlier today and quite frankly I was outraged.
I personally work my butt off each week to maintain sales of my little top selling uke number, which in turn helps keep it visible on that list. This is via continued customer contact and support (which eats into a considerable chunk of my time), promotions and referrals via YouTube, which has become a job in itself and an absolute lifeline to me.
To see that instantly sabotaged by illegitimate methods is absolutely infuriating and should be dealt with appropriately by Envato.
Go to the Top Authors page and the badges steal your attention. They by far outweigh the visual impact of the author avatars, which is exactly the opposite of how they should behave. They should be supportive nuggets of information, not the main show.
Oh wow, I hadn’t seen that until now. I’ve been pretty forgiving of the badge update, but I have to say, that’s pretty intense to look at.
I’ve also got concerns about their appearance on the item purchase page too, for the reasons CodingJack mentioned earlier.
‘Pen blwydd hapus i ti Envato!’ as we’d say here in Wales.
Pronounced ‘pen-blue-ith hapis ee tee’ – There you go, most of you have just spoken your first sentence in Welsh
I actually really like them. I definitely had a ‘wtf?’ moment when i first saw them, but soon adjusted and we get a good hint of where Envato are taking things.
I’m probably one of the few authors however that’s glad they’ve ditched the paw colours for the newer numeric levelling system. It now prevents too much weight being put on paw colour alone, (especially from a buyer’s perspective) and kind of gets everyone on a level playing field in that respect.